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Sooke Road will be down to a single lane Thursday night while crews work on a water main connection. (Pixabay stock image)

Sooke Road down to single lane for water main connection

Night work scheduled for Thursday, early Friday morning

Sooke Road will be down to a single lane Thursday night while crews work on a water main connection. (Pixabay stock image)
CFB Esquimalt’s Chief Petty Officer Robert Cook will retire from his position on Feb. 3 after 37 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Navy. (Courtesy of Kathy Cook)

Colwood woman surprises husband with drive-by military retirement celebration

Robert Cook, 55, retires after 37 years of service at CFB Esquimalt

CFB Esquimalt’s Chief Petty Officer Robert Cook will retire from his position on Feb. 3 after 37 years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Navy. (Courtesy of Kathy Cook)
Haley Rietze and her French bulldog Lilo walk through Colwood Creek Park on Jan. 25. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Dogs stroll through Colwood Creek Park under clear skies

Shitzhus, golden lab and more spotted in Colwood park

Haley Rietze and her French bulldog Lilo walk through Colwood Creek Park on Jan. 25. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A development proposal known as Wishart Gardens would straddle Veteran’s Memorial Parkway adjacent to Havenwood Park. An online petition calls on Colwood council to protect and preserve and park from encroachment and undue impact by the development. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Havenwood Park supporters oppose next phase of Colwood development

Rezoning application requests jump in allowable density for lots at park’s edge

  • Jan 28, 2021
A development proposal known as Wishart Gardens would straddle Veteran’s Memorial Parkway adjacent to Havenwood Park. An online petition calls on Colwood council to protect and preserve and park from encroachment and undue impact by the development. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
What was previously thought to be a flu shot fraud was actually a booking error, West Shore RCMP confirmed Jan. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Flu shot fraud actually booking error by Colwood London Drugs

West Shore RCMP previously said error was work of fraudsters

What was previously thought to be a flu shot fraud was actually a booking error, West Shore RCMP confirmed Jan. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Marc Porpaczy said he’s glad he delayed his daily walk with his dog, Juno, after a car crashed just outside his driveway just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

VIDEO: Dramatic crash highlights need for sidewalks, say Colwood residents

‘The residents have gone from frustrated to angry’

Marc Porpaczy said he’s glad he delayed his daily walk with his dog, Juno, after a car crashed just outside his driveway just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A cougar was spotted at Royal Roads University on Sunday, Jan. 24. The sighting was reported on the western edge of the campus. (File photo)

Cougar spotted at Royal Roads University Sunday afternoon

Animal reported on western side of campus near Colwood Fire Department

A cougar was spotted at Royal Roads University on Sunday, Jan. 24. The sighting was reported on the western edge of the campus. (File photo)
West Shore RCMP seized a stolen fish finder and drugs after searching a Colwood home Jan. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Search of Colwood home reveals stolen fish finder, drug trafficking evidence

West Shore RCMP suspect a 46-year-old woman is responsible

  • Jan 20, 2021
West Shore RCMP seized a stolen fish finder and drugs after searching a Colwood home Jan. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
An architectural rendering provides a look at PC Urban’s proposal for three buildings on the former Galaxy Motors property at 1764 Island Hwy. in Colwood. (Rendering courtesy of PC Urban)

Commercial/industrial development planned for former Galaxy Motors site

Colwood proposal goes to public hearing Jan. 25

An architectural rendering provides a look at PC Urban’s proposal for three buildings on the former Galaxy Motors property at 1764 Island Hwy. in Colwood. (Rendering courtesy of PC Urban)
Sequoia Coastal Coffee, the first coffee shop in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood, is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood coffee shop shuts down after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Sequoia Coastal Coffee closed since Saturday, Jan. 16

Sequoia Coastal Coffee, the first coffee shop in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood, is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mayor Rob Martin and Costa Canna president Phil Floucault cut the ribbon on Colwood’s first cannabis retail store. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Cowichan Tribes’ Costa Canna cannabis store opens in Colwood

Cowichan Tribes has one-year deal to grow, sell cannabis

Mayor Rob Martin and Costa Canna president Phil Floucault cut the ribbon on Colwood’s first cannabis retail store. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media news staff)

Forms collapse during concrete slab pour at Colwood Corners

No workers were injured in the Jan. 6 incident

Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media news staff)
The Juan de Fuca pool opens up again Jan. 20, after being closed since last March due to ongoing public health restrictions due to the pandemic. (West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Juan de Fuca pool to reopen in Colwood after 10-month shutdown for COVID

West Shore Parks and Recreation using federal/provincial restart funding to reopen facility

The Juan de Fuca pool opens up again Jan. 20, after being closed since last March due to ongoing public health restrictions due to the pandemic. (West Shore Parks and Recreation)
West Shore RCMP arrested a 53-year-old man on Dec. 29 after receiving reports he was breaking into a Colwood home. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Stick-wielding man arrested after break-in attempt on Colwood home

Suspect destroyed nearly $300 of holiday decorations

West Shore RCMP arrested a 53-year-old man on Dec. 29 after receiving reports he was breaking into a Colwood home. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Colwood’s Nevaeh Bowman, 10, rewrote the lyrics to Jingle Bells to fit what she calls the theme song of 2020. (Chantelle Bowman photo)

VIDEO: Colwood girl rewrites Christmas classic into ‘theme song of 2020’

Songwriter hopes for microphone or MP3 player for Christmas

Colwood’s Nevaeh Bowman, 10, rewrote the lyrics to Jingle Bells to fit what she calls the theme song of 2020. (Chantelle Bowman photo)
Colwood’s Sangster Elementary music teacher Chris Poynter has compiled the voices of around 240 students to recreate the final song that would take place at the end of their Christmas program. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Colwood teacher shares Christmas song with more than 200 student voices

‘Although we’re separated this year, we’re still together,’ says music teacher

Colwood’s Sangster Elementary music teacher Chris Poynter has compiled the voices of around 240 students to recreate the final song that would take place at the end of their Christmas program. (YouTube)
A B.C. provincial court judge has given a 180-day conditional sentence to a man who pleaded guilty to publishing intimate images of his ex-wife. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)
A B.C. provincial court judge has given a 180-day conditional sentence to a man who pleaded guilty to publishing intimate images of his ex-wife. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)
Santa Claus stopped by Colwood City Hall to help ring in the holidays with members of the Colwood Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. Members collected donations for the Goldstream Food Bank while spreading some holiday cheer. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Santa helps Colwood firefighters collect donations for food bank

City Hall gets drive-thru style event to spread holiday spirit

Santa Claus stopped by Colwood City Hall to help ring in the holidays with members of the Colwood Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. Members collected donations for the Goldstream Food Bank while spreading some holiday cheer. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A Greater Victoria man was sentenced to one year in prison for a sexually assaulting a teen in 2017. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria man sentenced to one year in prison for sexually assaulting teen

Accused drove 16-year-old girl to deserted parking lot before assault

A Greater Victoria man was sentenced to one year in prison for a sexually assaulting a teen in 2017. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A Christmas tree that mysteriously appeared on Lagoon Road in Colwood is gathering a host of decorations, memories and messages. Many of the ornaments have names on them, and there’s a plaque that pays tribute to the province’s chief medical officer and includes her message to all of ‘be kind, be calm, and be safe.’ (Joan Stiebel/Black Press Media)

Mysterious memory tree pops up in Colwood

Tree gathering ornaments, messages, mementos

A Christmas tree that mysteriously appeared on Lagoon Road in Colwood is gathering a host of decorations, memories and messages. Many of the ornaments have names on them, and there’s a plaque that pays tribute to the province’s chief medical officer and includes her message to all of ‘be kind, be calm, and be safe.’ (Joan Stiebel/Black Press Media)